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  • Date:16 Apr 2011
  • Kick-off:15:00
  • Venue:Banks's Stadium
  • Attendance:6,015
Brighton are champions
  • Butler (10)
    Butler (10)
  • Calderon (5) Murray (46)
    Bennett (89)
Goal!

Live Commentary

94:26 +4.26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Glenn Murray on Richard Taundry. Oliver Lancashire takes the direct free kick.

93:12 +3.12

Inigo Calderon fouled by Jonathan Macken, the ref awards a free kick. Tommy Elphick takes the direct free kick.

92:12 +2.12

Corner taken by Tom Williams.

91:36 +1.36

Effort from the edge of the area by Glenn Murray goes wide of the right-hand post.

89:55

Alan Navarro replaces Elliott Bennett.

89:05

Elliott Bennett fires in a goal from just outside the area to the top right corner of the goal. Walsall 1-3 Brighton.

87:41

Glenn Murray takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

86:06

The assistant referee flags for offside against Glenn Murray. Jimmy Walker restarts play with the free kick.

84:58

Elliott Bennett takes a outswinging corner.

84:05

Chris Wood is caught offside. Indirect free kick taken by Oliver Lancashire.

83:30

Jonathan Macken takes a shot. Comfortable save by Casper Ankergren.

83:09

The ball is swung over by Elliott Bennett, save by Jimmy Walker.

82:28

Elliott Bennett decides to take a short corner.

78:16

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Adam El-Abd by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma. Emanuel Jorge Ledesma sent off. Casper Ankergren takes the free kick.

77:28

Emanuel Jorge Ledesma has a headed effort at goal from close in which goes wide right of the target.

75:12

(Brighton) makes a substitution, with Chris Wood coming on for Ashley Barnes.

74:19

Ashley Barnes fouled by Marco Gbarssin, the ref awards a free kick. Marco Gbarssin is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Casper Ankergren.

72:35

Elliott Bennett challenges Jonathan Macken unfairly and gives away a free kick. Strike on goal comes in from Emanuel Jorge Ledesma from the free kick.

71:38

The referee blows for offside against Glenn Murray. Darren Byfield on for Jordan Cook. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

69:43

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Emanuel Jorge Ledesma played to the near post, Marc Laird takes a shot.

68:58

Elliott Bennett concedes a free kick for a foul on Julian Gray. Direct free kick taken by Tom Williams.

67:10

Oliver Lancashire replaces Clayton McDonald.

65:26

Free kick awarded for a foul by Gary Dicker on Marco Gbarssin. Free kick taken by Andy Butler.

63:55

The referee blows for offside. Tom Williams takes the free kick.

62:47

Craig Noone joins the action as a substitute, replacing Matthew Sparrow.

60:44

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ashley Barnes by Julian Gray. Direct free kick taken by Inigo Calderon.

59:47

Matthew Richards goes off and Emanuel Jorge Ledesma comes on.

58:36

Marco Gbarssin concedes a free kick for a foul on Glenn Murray. Free kick crossed right-footed by Elliott Bennett from left wing, clearance by Marco Gbarssin.

57:51

Unfair challenge on Julian Gray by Glenn Murray results in a free kick. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

54:19

Corner taken by Julian Gray from the left by-line to the near post, Marcos Painter makes a clearance.

53:47

Centre by Jordan Cook, Casper Ankergren makes a save.

52:00

Outswinging corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett from the right by-line, clearance by Marco Gbarssin.

51:38

Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett, clearance made by Marco Gbarssin.

50:37

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Tommy Elphick by Julian Gray. Matthew Sparrow takes the free kick.

49:52

Richard Taundry sends in a cross.

46:16

Inswinging corner taken from the left by-line by Elliott Bennett, Glenn Murray finds the net with a headed goal from close in. Walsall 1-2 Brighton.Assist by Elliott Bennett.

45:32

Inswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Matthew Richards, Glenn Murray makes a clearance.

44:32

The ball is sent over by Tom Williams.

43:21

Ashley Barnes is penalised for handball and concedes a free kick. Direct free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

39:51

Elliott Bennett takes a shot. Jimmy Walker makes a comfortable save.

37:42

Marc Laird gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Gary Dicker. Casper Ankergren takes the direct free kick.

37:26

Centre by Jordan Cook, clearance made by Marcos Painter.

33:14

Tom Williams has a shot on goal from outside the box which misses right.

32:43

Inswinging corner taken by Matthew Richards from the right by-line played to the near post, Ashley Barnes manages to make a clearance.

32:04

Unfair challenge on Jonathan Macken by Adam El-Abd results in a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by Jordan Cook from right wing, clearance by Glenn Murray.

30:38

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Elliott Bennett by Marco Gbarssin. Elliott Bennett takes the direct free kick.

29:14

Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Cook. Richard Taundry takes the free kick.

28:09

Centre by Marcos Painter.

27:18

The official flags Ashley Barnes offside. Jimmy Walker takes the indirect free kick.

25:55

Corner crossed in by Matthew Richards.

21:12

Marcos Painter gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Jordan Cook. Direct free kick taken by Matthew Richards.

20:08

Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by Elliott Bennett.

17:26

The ball is crossed by Jordan Cook.

16:03

A cross is delivered by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Marco Gbarssin.

15:34

The ball is swung over by Inigo Calderon, clearance made by Clayton McDonald.

9:56

Outswinging corner taken left-footed by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post, Andy Butler scores a headed goal from inside the six-yard box. Walsall 1-1 Brighton.The assistant referee signals for offside against Elliott Bennett. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick.

9:56

Corner taken by Matthew Richards from the left by-line to the near post, Andy Butler scores a headed goal from close range. Walsall 1-1 Brighton.The official flags Elliott Bennett offside. Jimmy Walker takes the free kick. Jimmy Walker is cautioned.

8:43

Marco Gbarssin concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Dicker. Free kick taken by Gary Dicker.

7:38

Andy Butler concedes a free kick for a foul on Elliott Bennett. Free kick taken by Elliott Bennett.

5:01

Matthew Sparrow takes a shot. Save by Jimmy Walker. Corner taken right-footed by Elliott Bennett to the near post, Inigo Calderon scores a headed goal from deep inside the penalty area. Walsall 0-1 Brighton.Elliott Bennett provided the assist for the goal.

4:03

Glenn Murray concedes a free kick for a foul on Richard Taundry. Free kick taken by Jimmy Walker.

2:01

Effort from outside the penalty area by Elliott Bennett goes wide left of the goal.

1:50

Ashley Barnes takes a shot. Save made by Jimmy Walker.

Match Preview

Lescott missing for Saddlers Aaron Lescott is again Walsall`s only absentee as manager Dean Smith looks to spoil Brighton`s promotion party and bolster the Midlands club`s survival ambitions. The defender has been missing since the goalless draw at Swindon on March 5, with his knee ligament strain proving to be more troublesome than first anticipated. But there is a chance Lescott may be back in contention over the Easter period, although Smith will not gamble on his fitness at such a crucial stage of the season. The Saddlers climbed out of the relegation zone after Tuesday`s dramatic 3-2 win over Brentford and are eying back-to-back league wins for the first time since August. However, they know their task will not be easy against a Brighton side who secured promotion to the Championship in midweek and will clinch the League One title with victory at the Banks`s Stadium. Gordon Greer and Jim McNulty are the only absentees for Brighton as they attempt to seal the League One title. The Seagulls clinched promotion with five games to spare in a thrilling 4-3 win over Dagenham on Tuesday night and boss Gus Poyet has no new injury worries. Skipper Greer serves the second game of his four-match ban for his second red card of the season against Sheffield Wednesday last weekend. Tommy Elphick returned at centre-half in Greer's absence and should keep his place. Full-back McNulty is still recovering from ankle surgery and will not figure again this season. Albion will be crowned champions with a victory or if second-placed Southampton fail to better their result at home to Bristol Rovers.

Formation:442Manager: Dean Smith

Walsall

Formation: 442Manager: Gustavo Poyet

Brighton

  • Jimmy Walker
  • Richard Taundry
  • Clayton McDonald
  • Andy Butler
  • Tom Williams
  • Jordan Cook
  • Marc Laird
  • Marco Gbarssin
  • Matthew Richards
  • Jonathan Macken
  • Julian Gray
  • SUBS
  • David Bevan
  • Darryl Westlake
  • Oliver Lancashire
  • Darren Byfield
  • Alex Nicholls
  • William Grigg
  • Emanuel Jorge Ledesma

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Match Report

Seagulls crowned champions Brighton sealed the League One title with a comfortable 3-1 win over relegation-threatened Walsall. The Seagulls flew in to a sixth-minute lead when skipper Inigo Calderon stooped low to head in a corner from Elliott Bennett. But Walsall threatened a surprise when their skipper Andy Butler headed his second goal of the season after 11 minutes. Tommy Elphick sliced a clearance high in to the air and the Saddlers defender headed home. It took Brighton only two minutes at the start of the second half to regain their lead, when top scorer Glenn Murray rising unchallenged to head in his 22nd goal of the season from Bennett's corner. Any hope Walsall had of saving the game were ended when Emmanuel Ledesma, playing against his former club, was shown a red card for a two-footed challenge on Brighton defender Adam El-Abd. Brighton were comfortably in control when home goalkeeper Jimmy Walker kept out a drive from Murray, but in stoppage time Bennett burst forward to hammer a right-foot drive which flew past Walker as the Seagulls made it 11 wins in their last 12 games.

Form Guide

    LDWDLW
  • Walsall
  • VS
  • Brighton
  • WWWDWW

Last Meetings

  • Brighton
  • 2 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 28/08/2010
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 16/01/2010
  • Brighton
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 08/08/2009
  • Walsall
  • 3 - 0
  • Brighton
  • 17/03/2009
  • Brighton
  • 0 - 1
  • Walsall
  • 20/09/2008
  • Walsall
  • 1 - 2
  • Brighton
  • 11/03/2008

Top Scorers

Walsall

  • J Macken 8
  • J Gray 8
  • M Richards 8
  • A Nicholls 5
  • W Grigg 3
  • D Byfield 2
  • A Butler 2
  • E Smith 2
  • A Lescott 1
  • P Marshall 1
  • J Cook 1
  • E Ledesma 1
  • D Westlake 1

Brighton

  • G Murray 21
  • A Barnes 12
  • I Calderon 6
  • E Bennett 5
  • C Wood 4
  • M Sparrow 3
  • G Dicker 2
  • L Bridcutt 2
  • C Noone 2
  • F Sandaza 2
  • A El-Abd 1
  • T Elphick 1
  • M Painter 1

Goals

Walsall

    • Total goals 117
    • Goals per game 50
  • 4 (For) 4 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 4 (For) 5 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 7 (For) 15 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 9 (For) 6 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 9 (For) 10 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Brighton

    • Total goals 144
    • Goals per game 77
  • 1 (For) 5 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 7 (For) Period 11-20 mins
  • 10 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 5 (For) 1 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 10 (For) 1 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 12 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 13 (For) 3 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 12 (For) 3 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 7 (For) 9 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

possession


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